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Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath – Monologue At 3 AM

Gustave Courbet, Woman with a parrot, 1866 Better that every fiber crack  and fury make head,  blood drenching vivid  couch, carpet, floor  and the snake-figured almanac  vouching you are  a million green counties from here,  than to sit mute, twitching so  under prickling stars,  with stare, with curse  blackening the time  goodbyes were said, trains …

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Sylvia Plath – Papaveri in ottobre / Poppies In October

Dima Dmtriev, Poppy sisters, 2013 Even the sun-clouds this morning cannot manage such skirts. Nor the woman in the ambulance  whose red heart blooms through her coat so astoundingly — A gift, a love gift  utterly unasked for  by a sky  palely and flamily  igniting its carbon monoxides, by eyes  dulled to a halt under …

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Sylvia Plath – Ariel

Fatima Azimova, Sea goddess, 2005 Stasis in darkness.  Then the substanceless blue  pour of tor and distances.  God’s lioness,  how one we grow, pivot of heels and knees!—The furrow  splits and passes, sister to  the brown arc  of the neck I cannot catch,  nigger-eye  berries cast dark  hooks –  Black sweet blood mouthfuls, shadows. Something …

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